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Author Funderburg, J. Anne, 1946-

Title Bootleggers and beer barons of the Prohibition era / J. Anne Funderburg. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 421 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. The Volstead Law : King Alcohol dethroned -- Satan's best friend, God's worst enemy -- Volstead 101 : Prohibition basics -- Body and soul : hospital whiskey and sacramental wine -- Part II. The traffickers : when liquor is outlawed, outlaws will have liquor -- Everybody's doing it : breaking the law for fun and profit -- Hooch haulers : roaring thru the twenties -- Jumping the line : the Canadian connection -- Satan's seat : defying volstead in New York City -- Speakeasy heaven : nightlife in the Big Apple -- New York's big three : the best of the worst -- Feeling the heat : Owney Madden -- Arthur Flegenheimer : the Bronx beer baron -- Payback : the tax collector versus the peculator -- Famous last words : bet on Mom -- Mr. Smooth : Waxy Gordon -- New Jersey's Triple X : Max, Maxie, and Waxy -- Smedley and Boo Boo : Prohibition in Philadelphia -- Washington, D.C. : the Capitol Hill bootlegger and the amphibians -- Country cousins : dew boys and alky cookers -- Motor on : "high"-octane fuel for Detroit -- Detroit's downriver rumrunners -- Mob mayhem in the Wicked City -- Valentine's Day, "Chicago"-style -- Uncle Sam versus Scarface -- "Whiskey"-six cowboys : the Boozorium Trail and beyond -- Seattle's bootleg king and LSD's Johnny Appleseed -- Dutiful wives and desperate mothers -- Winging it : flying bootleggers -- Part III. Choice versus Prohibition : the cycle of history -- Preserving God's bounty -- Whiskey and rum : America's new favorites -- The dry women versus the wet workingmen -- Corruption : gangsters and graft -- The enforcement follies -- Open the spigots, drown the bigots : the end of the Prohibition error -- Glossary: Volstead vocabulary.
Summary "This work is an accurate, wide-ranging, and entertaining account of the illegal liquor traffic during the Prohibition Era (1920 to 1933). Based on FBI files, legal documents, old newspapers and other sources, it offers a coast-to-coast survey of Volstead crime--outrageous stories of America's most notorious liquor lords, including Al Capone and Dutch Schultz. Readers will find the lesser known Volstead outlaws to be as fascinating as their more famous counterparts. The riveting tales of Max Hassel, Waxy Gordon, Roy Olmstead, the Purple Gang, the Havre Bunch, and the Capitol Hill Bootlegger will be new to most readers. Likewise, the exploits of women bootleggers and flying bootleggers are unknown to most Americans. Books about Prohibition usually note that Canadian liquor exporters abetted the U.S. bootleggers, but they fail to go into detail. Bootleggers and Beer Barons examines the major cross-border routes for smuggling liquor from Canada into the U.S.: Quebec to Vermont and New York, Ontario to Michigan, Saskatchewan to Montana, and British Columbia to Washington."--Publisher's website.
Subject Prohibition -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Distilling, Illicit -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Liquor industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Liquor laws -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Crime -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Outlaws -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932.
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Funderburg, J. Anne, 1946- Bootleggers and beer barons of the Prohibition era 9780786479610 (DLC) 2014007937 (OCoLC)866620320
ISBN 9781476616193 (electronic bk.)
1476616191 (electronic bk.)
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